The Design Business Review

Clients are from Mars…

Clients are from Mars... I am seeing many more design agency owners being asked to supply rate cards or to do a package deal to reduce costs. This has always been an aspect of running a design business but it seems to be more prevalent particularly on large jobs needing a lot of implementation work. Clients [...]

Design Internships: opportunity or exploitation

Design Internships: opportunity or exploitation In my work with design agency owners I'm often asked for advice on employing interns. This got me talking to a lot of colleagues. I found there are a myriad of reasons and motivations behind agencies taking on interns. The more altruistic owners do it because they want to help [...]

Am I a designer who writes? Or a writer who designs?

Am I a designer who writes or a writer who designs? And does it matter? Both words and images are integral to clear communication.

Uncle George is a problem

Am I a designer who writes or a writer who designs? And does it matter? Both words and images are integral to clear communication.

When it all gets boring

In a truly collaborative studio, all opinions are treated equally and with respect. Problem is, that relies on everyone sharing their opinion and that doesn’t always happen.

Step away from the computer

Step away from the computer If there is one thing  we've learnt from hosting two years of 'designerly' breakfasts in downtown Melbourne, Australia; it's the value of simply stepping away from your computer to share / talk / eat with other creatives.  As one breakfaster wrote in an email this week: for me, the breakfasts [...]

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